Showing posts with label Iced Mocha. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Iced Mocha. Show all posts

Friday, July 23, 2010

Cleo Coyle's Copycat Starbucks Frappuccino

Cleo Coyle, author of
The Coffeehouse Mysteries.
To learn more, click here.

As this group blog's resident java maven, I thought a cold coffee drink would be the perfect menu offering for the week.

You may know this drink by any number of names: 

Frappuccino is the most common. (Starbucks trademarked the term after buying the Coffee Connection chain in New England, which had previously trademarked it.) Or maybe you know the drink as a...

Coolatta (Dunkin' Donuts version) or...

Mochalatta (Cinnabon's version). Then there's the very latest entry into the coffee bar business: McDonald's. Their...

McCafe frozen coffee drink is simply listed on their menu as an Iced Vanilla Latte or Iced Mocha.



Behold the
Chilly Cleoccino!

Well, now it's time for me to whip up the drink that I introduced last summer on this blog, the Chilly Cleoccino! 


Yes, it's my own easy (and smart) home version of this popular summer drink. 

Why so smart?...

The typical first step in a drink like this is to make "double-strength" coffee. The reason is to keep the coffee flavor from being diluted by the additoin of ice. My solution? Don't use ice. Make ice out of your coffee. Even better, use your leftover Joe for this recipe.

The sticky, sweltering oven that has become our endless summer begs for something icy and delicious. Here's my cold medicine for these long, hot days...

Cleo's Copycat
Frappuccino

(Chilly Cleoccino!)



To print this recipe or save
and share
(PDF document)

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Serves:
  This recipe will make one 8-ounce serving.
For a larger drink, or to serve more people, you can easily double,
triple, or quadruple it.

Ingredients:
1/3 cup coffee (makes about 4 coffee ice cubes)
1/3 cup milk (low fat is fine)
2 teaspoons sugar (more if you like sweeter drinks)
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon unsweetened cocoa powder
whipped cream (optional)

Fill an ice cube tray with leftover coffee. Freeze the tray. Remove four coffee ice cubes (per 8-ounce serving) and place in blender. Add milk, sugar, vanilla, and (optional) cocoa for a chocolate frappé. Pulse the blender to chop the coffee ice cubes into fine particles.




You can create an icy drink with very small ice chips (like a frozen margarita) or you can run the blender full speed until the mixture is completely liquefied yet still cold and frothy. The drink is delicious either way and a great use of your leftover Joe. To finish, pour this frozen refresher into a glass mug, top with whipped cream, and…


One last piece of advice:

Watch your CAT when he starts
to eyeball 
your Copycat Frapp!


Or this may happen to you...


My cat Nemo and (what was)
my Cleoccino!


Drink (and read)
with joy! 







See more
of my
 recipes at...


Yes, this is me - Cleo Coyle
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~ Cleo Coyle, 

New York Times
bestselling author of

The Coffeehouse Mysteries






To view the
Coffeehouse Mystery
book trailer, click here.





Free Title Checklist
click here to read brief
summaries of these stories...



The Coffeehouse Mysteries are bestselling
culinary mysteries set in a landmark
Greenwich Village coffeehouse,
and each of the 13 titles includes the added
bonus of recipes. To download mini summaries
of each of these 13 mysteries, click here.


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Now a
Bestseller
in Hardcover!




Is this billionaire
a victim? a lover?
or a master of murder?
A Coffeehouse Mystery
by Cleo Coyle 


*Starred Review ~ Kirkus

"Top Pick" ~ RT Book Reviews


"...a highly satisfying mystery."

~ Publishers Weekly






Includes recipes for
Billionaire Bars
Bailey's Irish Cream Fudge
Skillet Lasagna and many more tasty
foods and drinks mentioned in the story...


Click here for the book's
free Recipe Guide!





To order from Barnes & Noble click here.
To order from Amazon, click here.



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Murder
by Mocha


Will this aphrodisiac coffee
heat up your love life?
For coffeehouse manager
turned amateur sleuth
Clare Cosi, the answer is murder...


Now a
bestseller in
paperback!








Includes
Chocolate Recipes


Click here for the book's
free Recipe Guide 




To order from Amazon, click here.
To order from Barnes and Noble click here.



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The Ghost and
Mrs. McClure

Book #1 of 
The Haunted Bookshop
Mysteries
, which Cleo writes
under the name Alice Kimberly
To learn more, click here.



* * * 


Haunted Bookshop
Mysteries
Free Title Checklist,
click here.


Friday, August 21, 2009

Cleo Coyle's Fast Frappuccino

First, a happy contest announcement. We have a winner! Ellen of Jacksonville, Florida, is this week's winner of our $25 gift card for Williams-Sonoma kitchenware and gourmet food store. More information on how to enter this week's drawing is at the end of this post...

Well, it finally arrived--the sticky, sweltering oven that is August in New York. On these warm, airless days (so still that nary a gum wrapper stirs), a hot cup of coffee holds less than its usual appeal for me. My solution: chill it!
Despite making my living by the bean, I am not a fan of traditional iced coffee (too watery), but I am a huge fan of frozen coffee frappes.
Y
ou may know this drink by any number of names: Frappuccino is the most common. That's the term Starbucks trademarked after buying the Coffee Connection chain in New England, which had previously trademarked the term.
Or maybe you know the drink as a Coolatta (Dunkin' Donuts version) or a Mochalatta (Cinnabon's version). Then there's the very latest entry into the coffee bar business: McDonald's. Their McCafe frozen coffee drink is simply listed on their menu as an Iced Vanilla Latte or Iced Mocha.
Well, now it's time for the Chilly Cleoccino! Yes, my own easy (and smart) home version of this popular summer drink. Why so smart?...The typical first step in a drink like this is to make "double-strength" coffee. The reason is to keep the coffee flavor from being diluted by the additoin of ice. My solution? Don't use ice. Make ice out of your coffee. Even better, use your leftover Joe for this recipe...

To get my Iced Cappuccino
and Iced Mocha recipes,
click here.

The recipe will appear in PDF format.
You can save it to your computer or print it out.

If you'd like more of my recipes or would like to find out more about
the books in my Coffeehouse Mystery series, then click over
to my virtual home at
CoffeehouseMystery.com


One last note. My husband and I often save up coffee all day long to put in our ice trays. The best way to do this is to pour the dregs of each pot into a special container that you can store in the fridge. Keep it there all day (or even two days), continually adding the remnants of your coffee pots until you have enough leftover Joe to fill an ice tray.

My final tip for these hot August days: CHILL, BABY! CHILL!

~Cleo Coyle
CoffeeehouseMystery.com
"Where coffee and crime are always brewing...

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